Microsoft Teams nears 250 million users

Microsoft Teams

Is there no stopping this juggernaut? Usage of the Microsoft Teams communication platform has skyrocketed last year for reasons known, what with the world being amid a pandemic.

Companies quickly needed a way to keep their employees productive.

And this is where Teams stepped in.

The Microsoft platform was the service of choice for many of these organizations opting for remote work. Things snowballed to such an extent that even Redmond was taken by surprise with the sudden growth recorded by Teams, often times struggling to keep its servers online due to massive usage.

As things stand, things are not slowing down.

According to CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft Teams is nearing another impressive milestone, as more and more companies migrate to this platform. Nearly 250 million users connect to Teams every month, making the platform an indispensable tool.

This is what Nadella said in a conference call after the latest quarterly earnings release:

“Microsoft Teams is the new front end. It’s where people meet, chat, call, collaborate, and automate business processes – all within the flow of work. Teams usage has never been higher. We have nearly 250 million monthly active users as people use Teams each day to communicate, collaborate, and co-author content across work, life, and learning.”

Impressive, most impressive!

Furthermore, Microsoft Teams is growing massively in the SaaS market. Nadella highlighted how no less than 124 organizations with more than 100,000 employees have opted for the platform, while 3,000 customers have more than 10,0000 users.

“Teams is also at the center of orchestrating collaboration across the entire SaaS estate, from HR to marketing to finance. Leading third-party SaaS vendors – including Adobe, Atlassian, Salesforce, SAP, ServiceNow, and Workday – have now built apps that deeply integrate with Teams, bringing every business process and function directly into the flow of work.”

And with Microsoft Teams now natively integrated into Windows 11, the platform is all but guaranteed to continue its growth.

The pandemic may have changed how we work, but it has also changed the way Microsoft sees productivity and communication.